Extraskeletal Chondroma of the Fallopian Tube; An Incidental Finding During LSCS in 32 Years Old Female
Extraskeletal Chondroma of the Fallopian Tube
Extraskeletal chondroma (also known as ”Chondroma of soft parts”) is a cutaneous condition, a rare benign tumor of mature cartilage usually occurs in the hands, feet, head and neck. This tumor regularly presents as a small solitary nodule. The histogenesis of the cancer is controversial, but some have suggested a metaplastic origin. Chondroma of the fallopian tube is very rare. There are only three case reports in English literature. The source of this tumor can be subcoelomic mesenchyme of the tubal serosa or mesenchyme of the mesosalpinx. We describe a case of chondroma arising from the serosal surface of the fallopian tube with a review of the literature. A 30-yr-old woman with term pregnancy visited the hospital for cesarean section and tubal ligation. On operating findings, 1 1.5 cm sized nodular mass was noted in the left tubal serosal area. The excised mass showed a multilobulated appearance covered with a thin fibrous membrane. The cut surface was solid, grayish-yellow, and myxoid with a focal gelatinous area. The microscopic finding showed islands and elongated lobules of mature benign cartilage.
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